Cornerstone: Building on Your Best

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9780205316304: Cornerstone: Building on Your Best

This book offers one of the most complete, concrete student success programs in the country, with suggestions and strategies for academic success and personal improvement—including goals, change, and career/life planning. Visually stunning, conversationally written, and student-tested, the book provides learners with a variety of solutions to almost any problem faced in the first year of college and beyond. Chapter-opening vignettes—inspired by students across America— contain advice from professionals in “the world of work” such as managers from General Motors, Wal-Mart, Disney, Marriott, Bank One, and Waddell and Reed. These vignettes enable readers to see strategies and success in action and in real life. Chapter topics discuss change, managing time and money, building active reading and comprehension skills, learning styles, empowering memory, critical and creative thinking skills, and much more. For anyone embarking on a college education, or interested in bettering themselves through the “self-help” genre.

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From the Inside Flap:

To Our Students

Education is not preparation for life, education is

life itself.
– John Dewey, educator

Cornerstone was born out of our desire to help new college students develop the skills that would enable them to be successful in college. Seldom will you read a textbook as honest and straightforward as we have tried to make this one. The words that you read and the activities provided in this worktext have not come easily to us. They are the result of our collective experiences over our many years of teaching and administration in higher education. We hope our words will touch you deeply and provide you insight that will enable you to make it to graduation and beyond.

We hope that our words will give you peace as well as cause you some discomfort; teach you and challenge you; hold you and let you go. It is also our hope that you will approach these activities with new eyes; yours is a different world now. To experience that world, you'll need to be open and willing to participate. Without your participation, the power of this worktext is lost. With your participation, it holds unlimited possibilities for bringing change, improving skills, and setting you off on a lifetime of success.

Within the pages of this worktext you will find many activities, such as At This Moment, which will help you explore where you are and where you are going. Each chapter includes a feature called An Insider's View, stories from students across the United States discussing issues found within the chapter. You will also find a new feature, From the World of Work, essays from professionals in a variety of careers.

You will notice that the pages of Cornerstone are filled with cartoons. They are there for your enjoyment and to add a little comic relief (many of them are a howl!). The cartoons also tell a story. Get to know Cliff, Miho, Vasquez, Kate, and the others. Watch how they cope with their college experiences, how they're changed by them, and how they grow from them.

We have added a couple of important new topics. There are three entirely new chapters, Chapter 3, How are You Smart? A Personal Journey into Multiple Intelligences, Learning Styles, and Personality Typing, Chapter 4, Think before You Leap: Using Critical Thinking Skills in College and Life, and Chapter 10, Strategies for Success: A Guide to Writing and Public Speaking.

There is a double entry journal designed to accompany this text (at no extra charge), which , your instructor may opt to order with the text for this course. When used properly, this journal can be a valuable communication tool between you, your peers, and your instructor. Take your time to reflect honestly and openly on the questions asked. Only through your own soul-searching and self-revelation will the features of this book help you improve your skills as a college student and assist you in becoming a productive citizen.

We wish you luck in building your future on the cornerstones that will carry you for the rest of your life.

Rhonda, Pat, and Robb

From the Back Cover:

Simply stated, Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, Third Edition, is a book about change—about creating a positive transition into college from any walk of life: Through concrete, goal-oriented activities, students are afforded the opportunity to become successful decision-makers, confident learners, and' well-adjusted members of society.

Features that make this edition unique include:

At This Moment — A self-assessivent activity that launches every chapter and guides students through goal setting and reflection exercises that ultimately lead them to academic, personal, and social self-improvement.

Blueprints for Change — An activity that hips students strategically think through their immediate and long-term goals for change and the subsequent implications these decisions will have an their lives as students, as members of society, and in their careers.

Reflection — This uniquely activity-oriented text provides students with ample opportunity to internalize the concepts in every chapter. Learning about strategies in abstraction is meaningless unless students are given and subsequently seize the opportunity to personalize these strategies. Journal activities encourage students to reflect upon how the discussion of strategies and goal setting can benefit them in the context of their individual needs. Some students may prefer to write on paper, while others will choose to use a computer. Both options are available at the end of each chapter.

Visit our Student Success supersite at www.prenhall.com/success

Features include, but are not limited to:

  • A text-specific companion website that supports every chapter of the text.
    (http://www.prenhall.com/montgomery — select the 3rd edition)
  • Majors Exploration
  • Career Advice
  • Student Success Stories
  • Tips for Financial Management

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